The parishioners of St Anselm’s Church in West Chezzetcook are still working hard to re-open their church. The church was closed to parishioners on November 11, 2018 due to the presence of nontoxic mold.
Since then, the Friends of St. Anselm’s Church Society has been working to reopen the church, including appealing the de
On November 11, 2019, one year to the date from the closure, more than 75 parishioners and friends came together to form a living chain around the church. In an email to the Cooperator, Madeline Oldham, the chair of the Friends group, said that the gathering “was an excellent example of the solidarity of St. Anselm's faith community.”
In addition to the human chain, there were welcome notes, praying part of the rosary, singing hymns, and socializing at the Acadian House Museum.
Oldham wrote that the community was “still waiting for a decision from the Congregation for the Clergy. We hope and pray that the decision will be in our favour and St. Anselm's church will be re-opened for divine worship.”